Speaker: Bonnie Singer, Ph.D.

Episode 8: The Right Way to Write

Episode 8: The Right Way to Write

Since I read about Jeff Bezos’ email from June 9, 2004, I have concluded that my clients need my training to survive at Amazon!” Why?” you ask. Well, Bezos is demanding that his team use their Executive Function when making a pitch for a new idea. He wants everyone to move away from the simplistic bullet-point lists in PowerPoint presentations. Rather, he wants his employees to submit a 4-6 page “narrative” that he calls memos. Executive Function lets you orchestrate ideas into a complex sequence and then expand them into a cohesive form that we collectively call “impressive writing.” Today, in her second podcast appearance, my guest, Dr. Bonnie Singer, who is an expert in this and also happens to be a brilliant fellow Speech-Language Pathologist, will talk about teaching writing.

* This is Bonnie’s second podcast episode that discusses important techniques to improve the writing process with the lens of Executive Function.

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Episode 7: Write to Finish!

Episode 7: Write to Finish!

“For sale. Baby Shoes. Never worn.” These 6 words capture your attention, hook your emotions, and unleash your imagination. Apparently, legend has it that during an afternoon lunch with friends, Hemingway bet that he could write the shortest novel in six words. And he did. Whether Hemingway really wrote that or not, the hardest thing you’ll ever learn to do is write! As a successful author, Hemingway certainly had all the support he needed from his brain’s air-traffic controller, his Executive Function. In this episode, Dr. Bonnie Singer, presents a compelling perspective on writing as the highest form of Executive Function proficiency.

* This is Bonnie’s first episode that provides an overview of the relationship between the writing process and Executive Function.

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